BETTING World has announced at it will once again sponsor the R1-million Cape Flying Championship, one of the country’s major sprint races and one of the big-gun events on Sun Met Day next year.

The 2017 race will be run over 1000m at Kenilworth on Saturday 28 January, when it will be one of the highlights of Africa’s richest race meeting, which will be headed by the R5-million Sun Met.

“We are delighted to be continuing our sponsorship of the Grade 1 Cape Flying Championship, one of the key races in deciding the Equus Champion Sprinter Award for each racing season,” said Betting World CEO Vee Moodley.

“And it’s especially pleasing to be adding our support to what will be a magnificent day of high-quality horseracing action with three Grade 1 events and five other feature races. We look forward to making the day as enjoyable as possible for our many customers,” he added.

Betting World COO Dean Finder said: “Horseracing is a big part of Betting World’s DNA, so a race with the stature of the Cape Flying Championship on Met Day is a natural for us to sponsor. It’s fast and furious and matches the adrenalin rush our customers get when they bet with us!”

Betting World is South Africa’s biggest corporate bookmaking chain with more than 80 outlets and online and telephone betting platforms. It offers fixed-odds betting on an array of sports, notably soccer and horseracing, and lottery numbers.

Betting World accountholders are also able to take tote bets directly into TAB pools and are thus guaranteed the full payout.

Betting World is a major supporter of South African horseracing and also sponsors the Betting World Gauteng Guineas at Turffontein, the Betting World Greyville 1900 and the Betting World Algoa Cup at Fairview.

Photo: Cape Flying Championship, 2013.